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Lanzini hoping to make the cut

Filed: Monday, 20th June 2016
By: Staff Writer

Manuel Lanzini is optimistic about his chances of making the Argentina squad for the forthcoming Olympic Games.

he Rio games' football tournament takes place between 5-21 August and the young Hammer retains high hopes of being involved, despite manager Gerardo Martino confirming recently that he will reduce his preliminary squad from 35 players to just 18 later this month.

However with the likes of Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa and Cristian Pavón already ruled out or considered doubtful for the tournament the 23-year-old West Ham midfielder has an excellent chance of being involved - much to his delight.

"I am very happy at being taken into consideration," Lanzini - whose involvement would result in him potentially being unavailable for West Ham's opening two games of the 2016/17 season - told goal.com.

"I hope to be in the final squad as to play at the Olympics would make me very proud. I've spoken to Slaven Bilic and the club and they told me that there will be no problem."

West Ham open their 2016/17 Premier League campaign away to Chelsea on 13 August before hosting Bournemouth at the Olympic Stadium a week later (20 August).

The Olympic Games quarter finals also take place on 13 August with the semi finals to follow four days layer (17 August). The men's final and bronze medal matches both take place on 20 August.

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